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Trendsetters: teens taking after celebrities

Trendsetters: teens taking after celebrities

By Ohio Meshanko and Victoria Park

December 3, 2019

One of the most important aspects of teen lives is the clothing they wear. Brand names, color, price, design, celebrity endorsements and many other factors all influence the clothes they buy. Fashion-forward teens follow the changing trends of every season and also change the way they shop to develop th...

A blast from the past: the revival of 90s trends

A blast from the past: the revival of 90s trends

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

October 23, 2019

    Fashion, music and TV shows often work in cycles. What was completely outdated and “uncool” last year may be all the rage the next, and what is currently popular can go out of style in an instant.  In 2019, the phrase “a blast from the past” could not be anymore true with many of the m...

Live like Jake, love like Jake

Live like Jake, love like Jake

By Riley Hurr and Fatima Yazdi

October 21, 2019

     Jake Cassell was always known for his upbeat personality and contagious smile. Attending our WCHS events as the school mascot, Cassell’s spirit will forever live on in our memories. Cassell had to put a smile on anyone’s face effortlessly, through his kind hugs, high fives and knock knock j...

Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

June 6, 2019

Most WCHS students grow up playing with their siblings, from biking together to playing random sports, but sometimes those sports can become an even bigger part of  their future. For junior Cammy Buckingham, she started off as a goalie for the sake of her older family members to practice their of...

Delays in college applications add to the pressure

Delays in college applications add to the pressure

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

June 6, 2019

The college application process is long, complex, and often frustrating for many rising WCHS seniors. It includes asking teachers for recommendations, writing long, personal essays, and taking several state and national tests many times in order to maximize scores. Senior year, much like any other schoo...

Bethesda arts festival displays work of numerous artists

Bethesda arts festival displays work of numerous artists

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

June 5, 2019

Imagine a festival that celebrates the arts and accomplishments of various artists. Such a festival exists, and were held on May 11th and 12th called the Bethesda Arts Festival. It was hosted along the streets of Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. The festival consisted of many different booths featuring variou...

Women should have the right to chose what to do with their body

Women should have the right to chose what to do with their body

By Sapna David, Features Editor

June 5, 2019

Many WCHS students have heard about the new Alabama anti-abortion law that was signed this Wednesday, May 15th, by Governor Kay Ivey. It has sparked a worldwide conversation, causing many to speak up on social media about their opinions as well as starting conversations between friends, families, and ...

Ted Bundy movie captivates audiences once again

Ted Bundy movie captivates audiences once again

By Emma Chen, Observations Editor

June 5, 2019

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile came out a few months after Netflix unveiled the Ted Bundy Tapes—a collection of episodes retelling of the life, murders, and the interesting legal situation of the notorious serial killer. However, these two Netflix releases could not have told more diff...

WCHS graduation festivities begin for the Class of 2019

WCHS graduation festivities begin for the Class of 2019

By Cherri Tung, Arts Editor

June 4, 2019

It’s the time of year. seniors are finally ready to graduate and head into summer before embarking on their next chapter. But before they go, WCHS had planned many events for the seniors such as the senior banquet, senior breakfast and so much more. “Looking back though, WCHS provided as much...

SAT/ACT pushes students past their limits

SAT/ACT pushes students past their limits

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

June 4, 2019

Attending countless tutoring sessions, spending a fortune on prep books, taking the SAT/ACT over and over again to get the best score possible—sound familiar? Students, especially at WCHS, put a lot of pressure on themselves to do well on standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT. However, tests s...

High school graduation rates decline rapidly

High school graduation rates decline rapidly

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

June 4, 2019

For the past 3 years, graduation rates among Montgomery County Public Schools have experienced a gradual decline. The statistics in the 2017-2018 school year have decreased to 88.4%, the lowest in graduation rates since the class of 2013. The public education throughout Montgomery County high schools...

Planet Fitness offers ‘Teen Summer Challenge’

Planet Fitness offers ‘Teen Summer Challenge’

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

June 4, 2019

Students who go to the gym for whatever reasons, to enjoy, to get in shape or to chat, are in for a sweet treat: the Teen Summer Challenge offered by Planet Fitness. The Teen Summer Challenge is an opportunity for high school students ages 15 - 18 to workout from now to Sept. 1 completely free. There...

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